V4 Sneak Peek #8: Pencils DONE!Good morning, sir!V4 Sneak Peek #8: Pencils DONE!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Or madam. As you prefer.
I have an update- the reports are true. Volume 4 pencils are done! Every story page in the book is penciled, and merely awaits color, your eminence.
Chapter 10 is blocked, and nearly all of Chapter 11. Chapter 12 is in the works. So I ought to be able to bulldoze in and start shading up a storm. I'm hoping I can KO about a Chapter's worth of shading every month.
To hit that stride, I'll have to take a break here and build a Prelude pad, KO a few commissions, try to get caught up on e-mails and... egads, when is the last time I replied to someone in the art accounts?
Bad, bad David.
I'm being stingy with samples from Volume 4 here because I want to avoid spoilers. But have some random art advice:
One of our freelancers was interested in how to draw fabric- what makes it look natural, that sort of thing. I doodled this up. The most helpful analogy we dis
V4 Sneak Peek #9: Shading Dark ShadowsI love this part.V4 Sneak Peek #9: Shading Dark Shadows11 months ago in Personal More Like This
Shading is when the flat colors come to life, light falls on the scene, shadows form, and magic glitters.
Twenty pages of Volume 4 are shaded and ready to roll- ten more, and the first Chapter will be done.
The shading is going at a good clip thanks entirely to Liz and our intrepid freelancers- THANK YOU GUYS! They're laying down the hours of work it takes to block in the flat colors, paving the road to a finished book.
And sometimes they add a little extra...
Collecting all icons in one place :DIf you sent me an icon or made me an icon that is not under with the others, let me know and I will add you.Collecting all icons in one place :D3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I felt like collecting them like MizAmy has. I will also add new icons I get/buy from people here aswell ^^ so this will be my icon collecting journal xD <3 herpderp
:A Wild Snuff Appeared!: by PrePAWSterous- CE - griffsnuff by VlSl0NCon - Snuffen by JoNmlRCE: Griffsnuff by Bienoo:thumb347183308:NOMNOM by BananemHats are for Wearing -CE- by TheMidnightMage:thumb347315210:Nomnom by SmusheyGriffboing by yeagar:CE: Snuffen - jumping icon by TheFailedDream:CE: Snuff Dance Icon by FluffehButt:thumb348806374::thumb349063257:You're A Wizard Snuffy by ForTheLoveOfWalrusSnuffen Ball by DawnOfTheTigressGift For Griffsnuff by AusieOtterPieSnuffen by Locomatic:thumb368360466:
random gift by kudohazamasanSnuffen Icon by toucSnuffen .:CE:. by shibe-intensifiesDancing Snuffen 8D by CainttMai fish: griffsnuff icon contest entry by MizalAlexiee:thumb347169980::thumb347174204:Snuffen3 by ClefairyKid:thumb347314850::CE: SNUFFEN by PuffySmoshSnuffenPedoWink by HalliovaSnuffen eating your hats... by TrishamonstahPixle Gurrfsnuff Contest Entree No Sise Varrations by Creepsalote78:thumb348538311::thumb348
I see armies of Froggies...The last two weeks brought many new developments and news:I see armies of Froggies...3 years ago in Personal More Like This
At first we have entered a new year, so:
Happy 2013 everyone! May you achieve all your dreams and wishes!
After celebrating the 1000th page view only two weeks ago, views still rose exponentially and surpassed the 2000 mark just yesterday!
By the time I got around to type this journal entry, we are already about 79 past that mark again.
So you deserve a VERY BIG THANK YOU for all that ongoing interest in my works. You can't imagine how much I appreciate it.
The most exciting news for me was, that my Little Froggy wrist Gatling gun was chosen as a DAILY DEVIATION on December 23th!
What a magnificent Christmas present!
I was understandably totally dazzled and freaked out by this honor bestowed upon my lil' fellow.
The results were unbelievable more than 6500 views and almost 800 favorites in 24 hours for my Froggy!
Also I received many many comments, inquiries and requests and I thank you for every one of them.
Well, this leads t
8D creative challengeOMG I wake up and so many people did it so far!!! That is so awesome! take a look8D creative challenge2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I WILL not be adding more 8D but take a look at these ones anyway! you can always post your version in the comments below so people can see yours there.
GriffSnuff's Creative Challenge by DlN0MlTE Nymph Lady and The Pretty Flower by DawnOfTheTigress Creative Challenge - Griffsnuff Entry by Jocyhope Little Parrot by LeftyNinja Balloon In The Forest by pinkbunnii Creative challenge Derp by Kinla Griffsnuff Creative challenge by MizAmy :thumb416453567: :thumb416448217: .Creative Challenge. by Lyrhiant I took a challenge by CaptainDashund :thumb416461436: griffsnuff: Creative Challenge 1 by pixielog Creative Challenge - AFRO LIZZARD by kittenScientist Creative Challenge Willows by Ithlini Color Challange (with Video) by T-Harley :thumb416633838: Upside Down by Pheoniic 1 Layer Creative Challenge by Elephantfreak :thumb416551441: Griffsnuff's Creative Challenge by coloured-prisms Pulse by Hnai Ichiya thingamabob by HoneyShuckle Creative Challenge by xKurrMeowx Octopus by The-Snalf :thumb416498637: :thumb416475345: FANCY KICK. by DilaraOezkan Creative Challenge by Growlipsis :thumb416638442: Creative Challenge by sisaat Color challenge by Leaglem :thumb41646775
Character Secrets: Hooks, Gaps, and Caring Here's the last tip I mentioned in "Be Clueless, Write Awesome:"Character Secrets: Hooks, Gaps, and Caring9 months ago in Personal More Like This
If the reader doesn't care about the characters, he won't care what happens to them. End of story.
It doesn't matter how many brilliant twists unfold in your masterpiece- all just more stuff nobody will read. Unless your characters make an impression- fast. Which begs the question.
A few incredibly simple tools have worked wonders for me.
But first, one important distinction.
I've seen this advice over and over- that readers must 'like' the protagonist, that having a relatable lead character is mandatory.
Readers do not have to like your character. They don't even have to relate to your character.
They only have to do one thing: Care. Be interested. Burn to see what happens next.
You could write about a kindly old man walking his puppy to the grocer, and he could be the most likeable, relatable codger imaginable- but if he's bor
Not ALL BlankI started seeing the “not all ___” retort when it came to feminism. The response was “not ALL men,” usually as an argument to derail any discussion about how badly women are generally treated by the male gender. Since then, the phrase has started to apply to pretty much ANY sub culture/group. “Not ALL Bronies,” “Not ALL gamers,” “Not ALL comic artists” etc, etc. And most recently I saw it when I stated that I didn’t like 4chan because of how vile and vitriolic the website generally is. “Not ALL 4channers” is the gist of the argument. And I think this nonsense needs to stop.Not ALL Blank1 year ago in Personal More Like This
OF COURSE we know that “not all ____” is true. I don’t know anyone who actually believes that ALL men, ALL gamers, ALL 4channers, ALL bronies, etc are evil or bad. But guys... all those things have a reputation, and if that reputation is generally negative then you need to step up and correct it. And to
Epilogue to my Last JournalMy last journal was mostly just me reposting a story someone wrote on Tumblr cause I felt people should be aware of this person and attempt to avoid condoning this person's juvenile behavior over his dislike of something. But regardless of his issues, the amiibo are still their own barrel of bugs right now do to Nintendo's complete un-prepared response to the demand. So I thought I'd atleast try and be more helpful is all:Epilogue to my Last Journal8 months ago in Personal More Like This
#1 - amiibo are not region locked
Unlike the consoles they go to, the amiibo themselves are not region locked so if necessary for your collection, just import if you find something for cheaper then you can elsewhere. Make connections with friends in other countries who'd you trust to get the figure for you and you could reimburse with later.
#2 - Check different stores
Every store that the figures are carried in gets a shipment at some point. If you can't find the figure at
Idunno Wut Ur Tryin Too SaeI luv yoo all too peeses, all yoo wochers. I just wanned to say so beefor this rant...Idunno Wut Ur Tryin Too Sae2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Speling is sooper importint. If yoo dunno how to spel or yoos punkshuashun, I dunno wut yur triin too say. I luv, yoo, so I forgiv yo. But othurs r not so nis. Othurs will stop triing to reed wut yoo rote an ignor yoo. Or wurs, insult yoo. It wil hindder yoo the wurst wen tring to get a job. Emploiers wont wayst ther tym with yoo. But bi far, the wurst part of misspeeling iz wen peeple dunt unnerstan yoo. Espeshaly wen teh bad speling is cuppled with bad gramer.
Fur alot ov yoo, its not ur folt. Iv herd that sum scools hav stoped teeching speling. That is such a crym agenst yoo, its reedikyulus. I no sum math teechers hoo wil hayt mee fur saing it, but onessly, speeling is mor impordint then most math. I bet ther r sum wurds heer yoo kant even figyur out beecuz its speeled so badlly. But seereeusly, if yu dun eevin no how too spel "ballon" I dunno, i fell lik yoo rnt old eenuff too bee onlyn. That bi
You'll be OK"You’re walking down the street, and you’re worried about being late for meeting someone.You'll be OK1 year ago in Personal More Like This
You’re anxious about what they might think of you. You pass some people and worry a bit about what they think of you, without realizing you’re doing it.
You’re worried about some things at work, and all the things you have to do in your personal life (taxes, errands, bills). You have this feeling you should be doing more, doing something else. All the time.
You worry about how you look, about how you’re perceived, about how you’ll do, about whether you’ll fail, about how much you have to do, about what you don’t have, about what you’re missing out on, about how you compare to others.
Don’t worry, you're not alone. We all worry about these things.Here’s the thing: in all of these cases, you’ll be OK. Life will turn out just fine.
We’re always worried about what might go wrong, about the bad thing
Megaman ZX Ultimus(ZX3) PseudoroidsAs usual, I created a video showcasing my Megaman Bosses. This time, it's the Pseudoroids turn!Megaman ZX Ultimus(ZX3) Pseudoroids6 months ago in Art Features More Like This
I'm sure no one has discovered it yet but there's actually a secret on my Megaman ZX Ultimus- Pseudoroids Teaser! I want you to check it out again!
On my Megaman ZX Ultimus- Pseudoroids Teaser, when it finished loading. Instead of clicking the "Start" button, click the "Megaman ZX Ultimus logo" and see what's next! If you discovered it before, then you are lucky to see pseudoroids in advance! The secret is actually a special update back before when I'm still showing the hidden pseudoroids.
If you remember the poll before, I asked if you saw all
The State of Web Comics + My Intentions with SYACAbout SYACThe State of Web Comics + My Intentions with SYAC1 year ago in Personal More Like This
One of the reasons I focus so much attention on Marvel and DC is because they’re big companies who should know better. They are made up by hundreds of people all chipping in little bits here and there, and for that there is no excuse for bad artwork, bad writing, or bad material in general. They are, to an extent, a bit of a cheap shot, but everyone can learn from their mistakes and I can offer my opinions about them and what I personally would do differently. And if you’re paying money for their products, I think you deserve good content in return, no?
SYAC is, at it’s core, about how comic artists and the comic industry works and poking fun at the various things they get wrong... and sadly that includes a lot of really hot button topics like Women’s Rights, Sexism, Racism, Homophobia, etc. Comics are no longer their own sheltered little thing... they’ve been THRUST into the mainstream audience and all of these problems we or
Ask Me Anything: Answers 3- LoreAsk Me Anything: Answers 3- Lore1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Is there a way for both races, both dreamkeepers and nightmares, to co-exist
peacefully without further conflict? I mean, given into account that the dreamkeepers
used to have all sorts of powers before the law came down, there must be someone
in that world that can adjust a non-conflict spell to encompass the globe, turning
the two races into something like negative and positive magnets, in which they
would never be able to attack the other or even get close enough to harm each
other with violence, save for those who live in their own races. Or a emotion-manipulating
spell that causes nightmares to be friendly and non-hostile whenever they encounter
a dreamkeeper, and vice versa for dreamkeepers as well.
If someone could brainwash other sentient beings on a scale sufficient to change
the balance of global reality, I could only imagine the hell of unexpected side
effects that would ensue. And even then the change would only last
Game Concept - Level Down!?Alright, so while I still ponder which one of my sketches I actually want to 'finish', I actually came up with this concept for a game when I was thinking to myself how some games right now are 'weird' - if not also innovative - for going beyond the normal rules/ideas of a game and making something totally fun (for example: half-minute hero). So here is an idea that popped into me earlier, which may turn out o have potential (if done right, that is):Game Concept - Level Down!?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Game Name: Level Down!?
Slogan: "A game where you fight to NOT fight!"
Level Down is a roleplaying game which takes place in a fictional world where demons and angels exist, in a similar style to Nippon Ichi's "Disgaea". It focuses on a unique gameplay where instead of gaining levels in battle, the main character stands to lose them the more enemies he kills. The main character will be at an advantage early in the game (starting at an incredible level of 9999), but it will get increasingly difficult further into
How a game developer saved my lifeAfter disappearing for a very long while, halting commissions and delaying the creation of OFF-WHITE; I think I owe you guys an explanation.How a game developer saved my life10 months ago in Personal More Like This
At the beginning of August I found myself at a hospital, diagnosed with gallstones. The only effective way of getting rid of them is to remove the whole gallbladder altogether. Unfortunately it quickly got much worse. I got a severe case of cholecystitis and developed a hydrocele. It was suspected that the inflammation started to spread to my peritoneum and liver. Even more unfortunately it didn't stop there. During all the medical examination I went through during the next few weeks it was discovered that everything was in fact caused by gallbladder cancer, which before was wrongly identified as inflamed tissue.
You can probably imagine how devastated I was after getting the news - after weeks of pain I got to know that I had cancer with extremely poor prognosis and had absolutely no money for a surgery.
Desperate I turned to my
HardcoreHardcore3 months ago in Personal More Like This
Our first Backer Update for the campaign: Hardcore. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2083757038/dreamkeepers-volume-4-descent-to-the-archives/posts/1242369 #kickstarter #comics #crowdfunding
No Wonder Why Our Country is in Bad ShapeDo you Remember this poll I did http://lord-kiyo.deviantart.com/journal/poll/4745418/No Wonder Why Our Country is in Bad Shape10 months ago in Personal More Like This
As you can see, most people think that the Federal legally have the power to regulate everything in your state. Well if that was the case, why dose every state have its own borders, its own capital, its own electives, and own state constitution?
And by the way, The US Constitution was a compact between the states designing a limited “general” government to do “few and defined” things. Those limited powers are listed specifically in Article 1, Section 8. If it is not listed there, then the Federal government has NO AUTHORITY to act. All other powers not delegated CLEARLY remain the responsibility of each sovereign state (Tenth Amendment).
And for those of you that do not know Article 1 Section 8, here you go
The Congress shall
Twitter Plug, Korra, NSYAC and Pirate UpdatesSDCC is finally here and as a result there’s probably gonna be a lot of amazing news dropped over this weekend. As such I just wanted to get some preliminary things out of the way before the bombs drop and obscure everything else.Twitter Plug, Korra, NSYAC and Pirate Updates1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I have a twitter. I’ve actually managed to keep up with it at a fairly reasonable pace, I think. Primarily I’m using it now to comment on things that are too small to make it into my main journals, but too important to pass up. Most of the times it’s just me musing about stuff. You can see the twitter feed above my journal on my DA frontpage (I always list the last 5 posts there), or you can follow me here: https://twitter.com/ADobsonComics
Korra is all digital now
I don’t know why Nickelodeon decided to do this, but they’ve yanked Legend of Korra off the air and are going to be broadcasting the remaining episodes of Season 3 and all of Season 4 on their online streaming service
10 Years of ControversyOver the past couple days I’ve had a number of people write me comments basically saying “You’re becoming too preachy, you’ve lost a fan.” And outside the silliness of publicly mic-dropping like that, it got me wondering... what?10 Years of Controversy1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Ya see, It’s always surprises me when someone says that I’m becoming too preachy, when in fact I’ve been preachy from the beginning. Don’t believe me? Take a look below!
This is not a complete list by any stretch of the imagination, but these are essentially THE MOST controversial comics and illustrations I’ve ever done in the past 10 years.
2004 - Made a picture about how no one really cares about Global Warming http://andysartworks.com/global-warming
2005 - Took the side of Jark in the Deviant Art hostile overthrow controversy. http://andysartworks.com/i-support-jark
2007 and Onward - Made a series of “Danny and Spot” comics dedicated towards defending the Wii from the hatr
About that Phil Fish guy...So once again Phil Fish is in the news, and once again it’s about something “controversial” he’s said. Frankly, I don’t care what he said because at this point in Phil’s career... no one does. The only reason to post an article about Phil Fish is to drive up views and keep the conformational bias in check. “Oh look! Phil said something negative again! Yup! He’s an asshole alright! Herp derp!” ...ugh...About that Phil Fish guy...1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Before we go any further I want you all to watch this video. I don’t know if this was just good timing, but with this latest bit of “news” hitting the websites, it’s as good a time as any to step back and think about what’s really going on:
See, one of the reasons I don’t begrudge Phil Fish the same way EVERYONE ELSE does... is because I’ve been in his position. Fame, on the internet, is not the same as fame everywhere else. On the internet, no one is trying to see things from a different pers
Randy Queen vs EschergirlsI’ve covered this topic before in a previous journal, but since this is big news now I thought it best to reiterate it: Filing copyright take-down claims for the vast majority of outlets on the internet is frivolous, futile, and usually results in the exact opposite happening of what you intend.Randy Queen vs Eschergirls1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Randy Vs tumblr
Eschergirls, in case you weren't aware, is a hilarious blog where bad female anatomy (and especially the boobs + butt poses women often are contorted into) are put on display to be made fun of, but also for artists to show how simple fixes can completely change a drawing. It's a great website and I strongly recommend you watch their stuff.
For those who don’t know the story, Randy Queen (comic artist and creator of Darkchylde) has filed DMCA take down notices with the tumblr blog eschergirls: http://eschergirls.tumblr.com/ The reason, it seems, is that he didn’t like the idea of people critiquing his questionable anatomy of female characters
Unaware Bioshock Infinite Review 2 + HOW TO FIXSo I’ve finished Bioshock Infinite and can honestly say at this point that the story... did not impress me. Do not get me wrong, the story is big and bold and really worth putting to the screen... my problem more or less lies in the delivery. The WAY in which the story was told, bothers me. Let me see if I can explain.... oh and of course.. SPOILERS.Unaware Bioshock Infinite Review 2 + HOW TO FIX1 year ago in Personal More Like This
First, one of the biggest issues I have with the storytelling of this game is that everything is told, not shown. You are told that Elizabeth has a relationship with the songbird. You are told you are actually Comstock. You’re told your character was a drunk and a bad person, but we never see any evidence of it. You’re even told that your character has “history” with another character who inexplicably is in the city and who is trying to kill you for, whatever reason... but there is no prior information indicating that there’s anything between you and him and we don’t even get to see him up close un
Journal CSS code that I use!Here is the code I use for my simple sauce journal. The original artist who made it took it down, so im sharing it.Journal CSS code that I use!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hopefully it will work haha.
how to change the colors in the journal
To change the colors of the journal, change the codes that look like this "#A6B2A6" this is a color code. two first are Red values, two middle ones are green values, and the last two are blue values. RGB.
If you make everyone of them the same letter or number you will get grey.
000000 = Black
FFFFFF = White
FF0000 = Red
00FF00 = green
0000FF = Blue
The colors darkest to lightest is
how to add a background
You need to change the word "link" with an actual link haha.
Which is were you change the background image if you use one.
Copy the code under and paste it in your journal skin
font-family:"Lucida Grande","Lucida Sans Unicode",Verdana,Arial,sans-s
Project Sketch 'Em All UPDATEProject Sketch 'Em All4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Ok we're back, sorta. School is a terrible environment for art. And I have a lot of people who can vouch for that XD Anyway, the point is, I won't be working on it at 10 a day. Not for now, anyway. What is going to happen instead, is, I'll be drawing the remaining Pokemon first, then :IconAldenlite: will vector them. After that I'll color them all at one go, and you guys will see the complete collection. About time, I know. It's coming to the end of a school term, after which I have a week to rush up my homework, and of course, the project. Hopefully I can get it up by then.
Anyway due to the new sequence of actions, we'll actually need 3 progress bars to handle this.
Sketched: 644/725 (Reuniclus)
Vectored: 600/725 (Seismitoad)
[Star!][No Star] - 83%
Colored (And Complete): 560/725 (Serperior)
[Star!][Star!][Star!][Half Star][No Star] - 77%
Hey guys, I'm working on a new Pokemon drawing proje